2000 Football Recap
Dover 27, Cape Henlopen 14
The Vikings suffered their second straight loss and their third loss in the Henlopen North. Cape took a 7-0 lead right off the bat thanks to a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Thaddeus Shockley. After Dover tied the score, Dewayne Holloman took in a 70-yard TD pass from quarterback Joe Cahill to give the Vikings a 14-7 advantage. The Senators, however, ripped off 20 straight points to drop Cape to 5-3 overall and 1-3 in the North.
Caesar Rodney 24, Cape Henlopen 0
For details on Cape's Henlopen North loss to Caesar Rodney, click the score above.
Cape Henlopen 27, Sussex Tech 21
Photo: Cape running back Kyle Mansfield
The Viking defense that hadn't given up a touchdown and had only surrendered five points all season was stunned by explosive Sussex Tech wide receiver George Smith for three touchdowns that nearly cost Cape the Henlopen North contest and any division title or state tournament hopes.
Ranked fourth in the state, Cape needed a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Tykee Perry with 5 minutes left to secure the win.
Perry gained 143 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. Fellow running back Kyle Mansfield ran for 85 yards.
Cape is now 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the North.
Sussex Central 5, Cape Henlopen 0
For details on Cape's loss to Henlopen North rival Sussex Central, click the score above.
Cape Henlopen 28, Wicomico (Md.) 0
Photo: Cape fullback Shane Massey
Cape Henlopen maintained its No. 4 state ranking with the shutout of its Bayside Conference foe in its final non-conference contest.
The 4-0 Vikings now prepare for a showdown against unbeaten No. 3 Sussex Central in their Henlopen Conference Northern Division opener on Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. at Cape.
Tykee Perry led the way offensively with 113 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Quarterback Joe Cahill completed 5 of 9 passes for 62 yards and running backs Thaddeus Shockley and Shane Massey had touchdown runs.
The Vikings led 10-0 at halftime but outscored Wi-Hi 18-0 in the third period to secure the win. The Vikings have yet to be scored on this season, outscoring their four opponents by a combined 117-0.
Cape Henlopen 41, Indian River 0
For details on Cape's dominating performance against Indian River, including audio and video clips, click the score above.
Cape Henlopen 34, Seaford 0
Photo: Cape quarterback Joe Cahill
The Vikings put their new No. 5 state ranking on the line with a dominating performance and their second shutout to open the season.
Cape was led by running back Tykee Perry's 100 yards on 11 carries, including touchdown runs of 29 and 61 yards.
Quarterback Joe Cahill and Thaddeus Shockley connected on touchdown passes of 30 and 25 yards.
The first TD pass was set up by a fumble recovery by Troy Maull at Seaford's 21. Kyle Mansfield added Cape's other touchdown on a 57-yard run on the Vikings' second play of the game.
Cape Henlopen 14, Archmere 0
Photo: Cape halfback Tykee Perry
The Vikings, ranked sixth in the state, opened their 2000 season with the kind of stingy defense they have become known for under head coach Brian Donahue.
While Archmere quarterback Kevin Hannan had success throwing the ball, the Auks couldn't find a way to score.
The Vikings, meanwhile, scored all of the points they'd need in the first half. Tykee Perry, who led Cape with 109 yards rushing on 19 carries, scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on fourth down for a 7-0 first quarter lead.
Thaddeus Shockley made it 14-0 with a 25-yard gallop into the end zone. Cape compiled 293 total yards including an 11-play, 84-yard drive that Perry capped with his TD run.
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